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distraught
adj. very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
credence
n. belief, mental acceptance
feckless
adj. lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
decry
v. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
articulate
v. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; adj. expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed
derogatory
adj. designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging
cavort
v. to romp or prance around exuberantly
dissemble
v. to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
eulogy
n. a formal statement of commendation; high praise
exhume
v. to remove from a grave; to bring to light
evince
v. to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke
verdant
adj. green in tint or color; immmature in expreience or judgement
verbiage
n. language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
murky
adj. dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
intractable
adj. hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline
piquant
adj. stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
utopian
adj. founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
nefarious
adj. wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
viscous
adj. having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
unwonted
adj. not usual or expected; not in character
primordial
adj. developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
propinquity
n. nearness in place or time; kinship